Twitter has already had it’s first virus, ID squatters, SPAM, and impostors. Two other Twitter events I’ve been keeping an eye out for are their first public spectacle because someone (i.e. a celebrity or politician) wants to wrestle away their name ID from someone else, and their first lawsuit regarding identity, copyright or content. Well they both happened at the same time, from one person. …Read more about Twitter Creates Verified ID Service
Something the Internet has been good at is helping create companies that go through a tremendously fast growth. Within the span of just a few of years we can observe what use to take 20 or 30 years in a company’s life cycle. When the customer experiences that kind of pace from a service, changes that were subtle become easy to see. Some of the first things to change are openness, honesty and accessibility.
…Read more about Losing Company Honesty
With all the emphasis lately on Twitter early adopters versus celebrities, I was curious how early I joined Twitter and how that compared with other early adopters. Fortunately there is a service to help you know just that – WhenDidYouJoinTwitter.appspot.com:
I began on twitter just days after Leo did, but Robert Scoble was ahead of all of us.
Another new social web service is on the scene. soup.io is a social media collections site. You configure it with your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and other site information and it produces an updated feed from all those sources. You can also post directly to it. Soup works very well but it is rather plain looking in appearance compared. Here is my soup.io site for an example of it in operation.
ReadWriteWeb posted an article recently entitled “Google Product Ideas: In 2009, You Could Be Working with Google R&D”. This is my first encounter with the word “Crowdsourcing”. RWW (a good site BTW) seems bent on a story a month containing the term. I think the reason people are trying to introduce new terms is to create instant unique search engine ranks.
Asking the public for feedback is not a new idea. Modern technology just makes it easy …Read more about R&D “Crowdsourcing”